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of new york city is dead at the age of 88. >>> alaskan flight, the pilot passing out in the cockpit. the first officer forced to take control. >>> and the superstar and the super bowl, beyonce uses her singing voice to silence some of her critics. ♪ and the rockets red glare >> vowing to sing live on sunday as america gets set for its big game. >> and we're getting set with al in san francisco and natalie live in baltimore "today," friday, february 1st, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. you did not have to grow up in new york city to know the name ed koch, who served as mayor for three terms from 1978 to 1989 and used his sometimes combative style to help rescue the city from near financial ruin. >> i did grow up around here. he was a force. when you would come across a voter, he would always say, how am i doing? am i doing okay? he died overnight at new york presb
responsible for our own security. we've actually relied in over 275 different cities around the world, where our embassies and consulates are, we rely on host governments, on security forces, on the militaries and police forces in host countries so it's a joint responsibility, and obviously the state department will have to look into this and try to determine who is responsible. >> nicholas burns, former ambassador, thank you so much for joining us this morning. we'll have much more from turkey later on ins in ns s i"cnn news" >>> the colorful mayor of new york city has died, much beloved. his signature line? >> am i doing all right? am i doing okay? >> yeah, we remember that, the 88-year-old koch had been in and out of the hospital recently. he died of congestive heart failure. his funeral will be monday in a synagogue near central park. koch served three terms as mayor starting in 1978. he later found a new rule for his jubilant combative personality on the people's court and hosted a radio show and never left his beloved hometown. let's bring in john berman in new york, so what will be th
. all the way inland. 43 degrees. walnut creek. 48 in san francisco. upper 40s. ry city. and in the -- in redwood city is. and we head to the north. petaluma. and 44 here again. we are dealing with partly to mostly cloudy skies and the fog. the buoys are showing the wave heights this morning. so the hazard statement still in effect from the national weather service. this is the possibility of rip currents and it is until 10:00 a.m. going to die down from the afternoon. subsiding pretty good. if you are thinking about maybe taking a walk with your dog. >> pacific sat he tell light view. ridge of high pressure will be building in, in time for the second part of the day and looks like we will be partly sunny and first part of the day. we are dealing with partly sunny. partly cloudy skies and into noontime. better clearing here along the coast. may hug the entire day. perhaps pacifica. and half moon bay and as we get into 4:00 or so. we are sunny as well as inland. we have the low clouds this morning and this is 7:12 to be contact. into the afternoon. sun setting at 5:05. si
states, but it comes on the heels of recent. it happened at 1:15 in the afternoon in the city of oswald. a suicide bomber dead enated explosive devices. both the bomber and the guard at the embassy was killed in the explosive. here in washington, appearing with andrea, vice president joe biden condemned the attack. >> i also really with the expression of sympathy -- i don't have detail, but was characterized as a terrorist attack on our embassy. >> while no group has said it was behind the attack, turkey's interior minister blames a group opposed to turkey's government and sharp contrast to last year's ben ghazi attack. this act is an act of terror. >> a suicide bombing is by definition an act of terror. it's a terrorist attack. however, we do not know at this point who is responsible for the motivation behind the attack. the attack itself is clearly an act of terror. >> the bombing comes one week after former secretary of state, hillary clinton, faced intense questioning over the obama administration's handling of security before its statements after september's attack on the u.s.
, all straight ahead. >>> plus, president obama takes his gun control message to the twin cities today as michael bloomberg sticks to the nra with a powerful ad. >>> plus, the 5-year-old hostage held hostage in alabama heads into the fifth day. >>> leon panetta said his catholic religion had an impact on his life and death decisions. >>> and rumors of muhammad ali's death are premature. we'll explain. death are premature. we'll explain. "early today" starts right now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> very good monday morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. we begin with a developing tragedy in southern california. a bus carrying a tour group from tijuana collided with two other vehicles on the highway west of los angeles killing eight and injuring more. authorities say the driver reported brake problems as the bus came down the mountain. it rear-ended a car before flipping and hitting a pickup truck that was hauling a trailer. passengers described the scene. >> starts to move so fast, and the people start screaming. >> two or three minutes swerving in and out? >> yeah
to say. >> new orleans is definitely a city that knows how to party, this is the tenth super bowl they're hosting. >>> also this morning, the gun control battle heats up after the white house releases this photo of the president skeet shooting at camp david on his birthday last august. the photo has generated lots of buzz. some claiming it was doctored so how will it play into the red hot gun debate? george stephanopoulos joins us live with more about that. >> skepticism this morning. >>> back to football quickly, check this out, this 6-year-old girl went viral crying because she couldn't propose, propose marriage, that is, to her favorite player j.j. watt. coming up we'll show you his extraordinary response and we're going to speak to him live, as well. as we said that is coming you be we start with the breaking news overnight. an ex-navy s.e.a.l. murdered at a gun range in texas. allegedly by a troubled former marine. this comes in the middle of america's debate over gun control. and rising concerns about troops returning home with ptsd and reena ninan is on the story. good morning t
moments before the crash. >>> and search for answers. what happened to the new york city mother found murdered in turkey? we'll talk to her mother "today," monday, february 4th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm willie geist in this morning for matt. we have the backup generators all gassed up just in case. super bowl xlvii will be remembered for a long time. yes, for the game's dramatic finish but perhaps more so for that power outage. if the ravens had not held on to win that game we would be talking conspiracy theories. >> apparently the game got very exciting toward the end of it. when the lights went out etook it as a personal hint and went straight to bed. >> i've been briefing uh-uh on the outcome of the game all morning long. >> we'll be live in new orleans. and the ravens head coach john harbaugh, will be here to join us to tell us what it was like to beat his brother's team in t
city was diverted due to an unruly passenger on board we're told. jet blue flight 185 landed in denver at 7:15. kusa reports it was a customer service issue between a flight attendant and female passenger. a federal air marshall got involved. once the individual was escorted off the plane the flight was back in the air. denver police, the tsa and fbi are now handling that investigation. back to youp. >> all right. tom costello, thank you so much. >> we're following another breaking news story. ed koch, former mayor of new york city has died. he was a towering political figure in the city who earned a reputation for his sometimes combative style. ron allen has more on koch's career in politics. good morning to you. >> good morning to you. ed koch was certainly a legendary iconic figure in new york. tributes and remembrances are pouring in. he was 88 and died of congestive heart failure. he's being remembered as a politician that got things done, did so in a way that left a lasting impression. >> hi! >> reporter: ed koch was a quintessential new yorker and one of the city's most popular
by a coalition of mayors led by new york city's michael bloomberg, children urged lawmakers to pass universal background checks, a major piece of the president's strategy. the white house released this photo over the weekend of the president skeet shooting at camp david to back up his statement he's familiar with firearms and not an enemy of the second amendment. asked what he made of the photowain photowayne lapierre was dismissive. >> now he's trying to take away all three. >> reporter: mark kelly, husz of former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords wo was injured in the tucson shooting put the argument this way. >> this isn't about the second amendment anymore. this is about safety. >> reporter: there's resistance to his gun control wish list even by his own party. senate majority harry reid is for background checks but stopped short on the assault weapons back i didn't vote for it last time because it didn't make sense but i'll take a look at it. >> reporter: the president did take a break on sunday. he hosted his own super bowl party at the white house. he had friends over and the me
in the super dome. in preparation they will battle it out for the lombardi trophy. kickoff at 6:30. >> the city hazlet the good times roll and with the town inundateed by ravens fans never have they rolled quite like this. we begin our team coverage with more. >> super bowl eve in the french quarter and ravens fever is in the air. over at pat o'brien brien's at the river a special party going on for raven's fans only put on by partnership. >> for that to be on the national stage we had to be here to support them. >> it was a whos who of sort everyone was here from diehard ravens fans. >> we have been walking around all day. everyone is a ravens fan. everyone is. people are excited and people keep giving you free beads. it's awesome. >> food, the atmosphere, all of the ravens fans it's really exciting to be here. >> to the president of the ravens himself who shared with us his uh-huh moment for the team. >> it was thursday the fans really arrived. we came into the hotel. we are in a secluded part of the hotel. there must have been several00 yelling and cheering. we knew we were at the super bowl
that they ought -- said that she planned to photograph some city landmarks before she left. >> we have had a little bit of sun today. on-again, off-again flurries. there is an area of snow shower activity. right along the interstate 72 corridor between washington and hagerstown. we could see a few flurries this evening. accumulations are not expected to be significant at all. 34 was the high today. a typical high is 43. we are still off the mark temperature-wise. just a few days ago, we were up around 70. we have been down way below normal. it will be a very slow recovery over the next few days. it is 30 at easton right now. ocean city is 34. westminster has dipped to 29. 19 in oakland. most of the clouds are west of the bay associated with this snow flurry activity. but we have rain shower activity in the eastern portions of north carolina. this is the little clipper that is coming through. it is more art to the west. it will be coming in. eventually, this will be coming in. load changes from northwest to more westerly. that will allow the temperatures to bump up a little bit. 22-29. a fe
city. within hours, police identified her as sierra, a 33-year-old mother of two, a native of staten island, new york. sierra had been missing more than a week, after disappearing during what was supposed to be her first foreign vacation. turkish police suspect she's been murdered. >> it has been determined she was killed with a blow to the head. for us to give concrete details of the case, we need more time to investigate. it's not right to say anything about the ongoing interrogation of the detained people. she was a tourist traveling alone. >> these are the last known images of sierra, security cameras caught her on the night of january 20th, walking alone inside a shopping mall. sierra flew from new york to turkey on january 7th solo, because a friend cancelled coming along at the last minute. she was an amateur photographer who shared her photos of istanbul's mosques and skyline with friends she met on instagram. sierra is believed to have met some of these instagram acquaintances during her stay in turkey and during a short side trip to amsterdam. sierra's husband steven sounde
not take away from what has been a superb week for new orleans, the city that was mostly once under water, now hosting the biggest sporting event of the year, talked to a lot of fans last night after that delay and they said this does not affect how they feel about super bowl week, they had a great experience, and this was just an unfortunate incident. roger goodell saying this does not affect the nfl looking at having new orleans host another super bowl and i know the city is aiming towards 2018 to do that to coincide with the 300 year anniversary of the city. >> there is a whole other story line today percolating, joe carter, about how cbs dropped the ball according to this one. sports columnist on the new york daily news, we'll talk about that later in the hour with several voices we're bringing on whether or not they failed to report what was happening as they awaited on the sidelines. joe carter for me in new orleans. thank you. i want to play some sound. this is commissioner roger goodell. this is what he is saying here about this blackout. >> there is no indication at all that this
at the scene in midland city, alabama. what's the latest? >> reporter: no resolution as the hostage standoff goes into a fifth afternoon. however, authorities say they are in constant communication with 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes communicating through the pvc pipe that provides ventilation from the surface to his underground bunker. authorities say they have no reason to believe that any physical harm has come to the 5-year-old hostage. listen. >> mr. dykes, through our communications we've been able to -- he's told us that he's got an electric heater and some blankets inside and he's taking care of him. he's also allowed us to provide coloring books medication toys. >> reporter: and the sheriff goes on to say i want to thank him for taking care of our child, that is very important. the 5-year-old boy was abducted from this school bus that you're looking at in this video tuesday afternoon. that's when the abduction occurred. witnesses say a gunman came on board the bus demanding hodges and shot the driver when the school bus driver tried to confront the gunman. charles poland jr. that schoo
and abducted a 5-year-old autistic boy. cnn's martin savidge is in midland city for us. martin, funeral services were held today for the bus driver who is being called a hero. what are people saying about him tonight? >> yeah, that would be charles poland. hello, don. very difficult day. they've all been difficult, of course, since tuesday. but even more so because of the emotions that came to a head as family member, as those who worked, fellow bus drivers, teacher, even strangers all came together at a nearby civic center, hundreds of them for a public memorial service that was held for charles poland as he is officially known, mr. chuck as he was known to his students there was a lot of praying. prayers that were said of course not only for the victim, but for the young boy ethan, who continues to be held, and for the man alleged to be his captor. and that's jimly lee dykes. they say they hope his heart will be turned to release the little boy. and then after that came the funeral service and the burial. it was very interesting to note school buses were very much a part of this memor
of the school bus. >> that's right. elizabeth plan is in midland city, alabama with the very latest. good morning, what you can tell us? >> well, today is certainly a day for mourning as they lay to rest charles poland the man who protected those children. while we know the community is still waiting on baited breath for the safe return from that little boy. very little information from the sheriff's office. cancelled press conference. another one set for this morning. all eyes are on this man jimmie lee dykes. the sheriff's department tells us they are in constant communication with him. the little boy is being taken care of. meaning on this chilly morning there is heat inside of that underground bunker. is he getting coloring books and medication. as we know that bunker is stockpiled with god and other supplies. folks here really trying to stay strong. they are holding a prayer vigil every night right around 5:00 in the evening praying for that little boy. they hope he is brought home to his mother safely. listen here. >> my prayer is that there will be a miracle and that god will softe
later he has a reunion with one of his horses at a big city parade. >>gretchen: and the horse remembers him which is the end of the important relationship there. in the spirit of full disclosure, brian and steve, i have to tell you that some of the ones i really, really liked i didn't really see in entirety. my daughter saw some of them and told me. when i went to the bathroom she said you missed the most fantastic commercial. we were at a party. you get talking and i was like i'm supposed to be watching the commercials. >>steve: did you run the d.v.r. backwards? >>gretchen: no. i was at somebody else's house. that would have been rude. >>steve: we'll go there some of the ones we liked. first, it's hard to beat the rock. the rock's kids needed some milk. >> we're out of milk. >>steve: what does he do? a situation where he goes for milk, but along the way there are all sorts of things that he needs to tend to. he needs to help get the cat out of the tree and stop the bank robbery. >>gretchen: that looks very cute. i missed that one. did you have another one? >>steve: i did. fantastic. th
is credited with saving the city from financial ruin. ed koch was 88 years old. >>> checking our other top stories, former culpeper police officer heads back to court this morning, where a judge will decide whether to declare a mistrial in his case. daniel harmon wright was convicted earlier this week of killing an unarmed woman last year. his attorneys claim the jurors used a dictionary to help them define the word "malice." they say that shows the jurors were confused about instructions given to them. >>> the hostage situation in alabama enters its fourth day now. a man has been holding a 5-year- old boy since tuesday afternoon. neighbors identify the captor as 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. police say he and the boy are in an underground bunker equipped with a tv and electricity. the boy's mother says the child has asperger's syndrome and hdhd. police are getting medicine to the boy through a pipe. >>> metro issues a public apology for wednesday evening's gridlock on the green line. thousands were stranded. the agency says there were problems with a piece of equipment and a human error wh
city. more than 100 people were injured. crews are combing through the rubble looking for anyone who may still be trapped. >>> president obama is losing another cabinet member. steven chu plans to resign in a few weeks. the noble prize recipient has been a leading candidate for energy alternatives. a solar company went bankrupt after receiving federal financing. chu says he wants to return to teaching. president obama thanked him for his, quote, dedicated service. >>> take a look at this. the 2012 elections all told, spent $7 billion. that's according to the federal election commission. and that amount, in case you're wondering, is equal to 28 787 boeing planes or 70 private islands or how about this, 50 billion polio vaccines. if you think that amount of money is a lot, well, it is expected to rise in the future. were you surprised by that number, wolf? $7 billion? >> that's not just for the presidential races. it's for senate races, candidate races, all of the races. >> but that's a huge sum that we're talking about. >> advertising executives, mass mailings, executives, political o
continues for family, friends and the entire community of midland city, worried about the fate of a 5-year-old boy held hostage in an underground bunker. police say they are in constant communication with jim dykes. the man they say killed a school bus driver tuesday afternoon, then took the boy inside a bunker on his property. police are talking to dykes through a ventilation pipe and say they don't think the boy has been harmed. george howell joins us. tell us what people are saying. what's going on there? >> reporter: don, you know this community is just waiting hour by hour. there was a vigil earlier. everyone is just hoping that this situation comes to a peaceful resolution. there was supposed to be a news conference here right now, but that was canceled. we did, though, get some new information from the sheriff earlier today. he gave us some insight into exactly how mr. dykes is treating this young boy. first of all, we know that mr. dykes has an electric heater and blankets. that is good news, obviously underground in this bunker, it's cold, a constant 50 degrees. so investigators s
to get that second superbowl trophy as it will return to charm city. let's go back to the studio. >> thank you, dave. >> thanks, dave. >> on our facebook page, we asked you to weigh in on ray lewis's last ride. >> ed says those guys were predicted to lose and came out as winners. don't ever count them out. congrats. party time for ray and team. michelle thinks quote the way flacco played, he deserved mvp. perhaps a pay raise as well. >> he will be getting a pay raise. >> thanks for sharing facebook family. we love it. >>> turning now to other news this morning. police in alabama say a retired truck driver is making his five year old hostage as comfort kabl as possible in an under ground bunker. 65-year-old jim lee dykes has allowed negotiators to send medicine to the boy who has been identified as ethan. gunned down a school bus driver and abducted the 5 year old boy. he has been holding him ever since. investigators say the boy is in good condition. the bus driver who died trying to protect the students on board was laid to rest on sunday. at least 500 people attended his funera
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